Besides, the case is also full of interest, as it comes with the traditional Carrera design – meaning flat casebands (no break between the lugs and the sides of the case) and those specific faceted lugs. The main focus of pleasure with the TAG Heuer replica Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph Telemeter is its size. OK, if you’re a proper aficionado, you’ll certainly argue that classical Heuer Carreras were sized at 36mm. Nevertheless, this ‘modern-classical’ edition keeps it small with a very reasonable – if not outdated – 39mm case. Together with the ‘Glassbox’ – a highly domed sapphire crystal that looks like classical plexiglass crystals – it looks and feels like a classical watch – with modern production standards and therefore a qualitative feeling once strapped on the wrist.
After all, what we said in this hands-on review, you’d probably expect us to say that this TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph Telemeter is THE winner. Divers also appreciate the unidirectional countdown bezel; large, luminous hands and markers for excellent legibility under all conditions; the oversize, screw-down crown with double gaskets to keep what’s outside from getting inside; and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with non-reflective treatment. The movement is not the most interesting ever seen, nevertheless an understandable choice for a watch that should be priced in the 1.500 Euros – 4.000 Euros range. Nevertheless that is not the case here!
The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph Telemeter is basically one of the best looking TAG Heuer replica watches from the last years. In fact, even before seeing the watch in question, knowing that replica TAG Heuer continues its path with racing-oriented chronographs is more than welcome for us, long-time aficionados of the brand. Knowing that the latest partnership concerns the 24 Hours of Le Mans is even more appreciated. These have been the roots of the brand for more than 60 years. The brand even had the good idea to stamp the classical ‘Heuer’ logo on the dial – and for once, we totally approve it.
Like plenty of classical chronographs, it only has two sub-registers – a so-called bi-compax layout – and features a telemeter scale on the edges of the dial. The dial of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph Telemeter is domed and comes with nice polished applied indexes. The date at 6 o’clock just shows the modern construction of the watch – however, we forgive replica TAG Heuer for this. The dial presents a truly faithful look, inspired by the 1960s classical Heuer Carreras – like the reference 7753, with a panda layout and an outer scale. Don’t expect to see such a specification sheet with the latest creation of TAG.
As mentioned, the new CEO, Jean-Claude Biver (as well as the President of watches for the LVMH group – and therefore at the head of Zenith, Bulgari, Hublot, and Louis Vuitton watches) stated to have a new focus for TAG Heuer replica watches cheap, where the watches would be more reasonably priced and concentrated on younger markets. Nevertheless, this new Carrera with its simple movement comes with 4.900 Euro price tag, a price which we think is too high to affordable for what you’ll get and not in line with the claimed strategy. One more time, this is regardless the very cool look and nice details of this watch.